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Garden Tours: goldfinch4, Chris Rentmeister

By Sharon
February 25, 2012

It's exciting to look at beautiful gardens in the middle of winter. For our first tour of the new season we're taking you to Wisconsin to see the gardens of Chris Rentmeister. Her creative touch can be seen not only in the color combination of blooms, but also in the interesting garden art she shares with us. You're going to love what you see!

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Feb 25, 2012 9:02 AM CST
Chris, your gardens are a joy to see!

What a great assortment of plants and love the colors!!

Thank you for sharing with us. Lovey dubby
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Feb 25, 2012 9:56 AM CST
Chris, your gardens are simply gorgeous!

I'd love to learn how you get so many blooms on each plant. Is that due to strategic trimming or pinching?

I really enjoyed your tour! Thanks for sharing!
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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goldfinch4
Feb 25, 2012 10:51 AM CST
Thank you - glad you enjoyed it!

Janice, I love to push my zone and am always on the lookout for something new to try.

Chelle, I really don't think I do anything special to get lots of blooms on my plants. Each spring I do give my clematis a handful of bonemeal and composted manure, and my lilies get a handful of bloodmeal sprinkled on them when they break ground. I keep those plants that benefit from it deadheaded. But I don't do any other fertilizing or anything. No special trimming or pinching either.
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Feb 25, 2012 11:24 AM CST
Thanks, Chris. I think I just remembered having asked you this same question in the past. Whistling

Oh, well; you know that I'm really paying attention when I ask the same question twice, right? Hilarious!

Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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goldfinch4
Feb 25, 2012 12:01 PM CST
Well, if you asked, I didn't remember it either! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits

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